NEW OPENING: The Son of a Butcher opens a retail butcher concept by Pepper Place

Cliff Lawler and Ron Haggeman of The Son of a Butcher
Cliff Lawler and Ryan Hagemann, the co-managers of The Son of a Butcher. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham, it’s time to meat your new favorite butcher shop. The Son of a Butcher is officially open by Pepper Place, and they’re here to serve all of your dinner (and midnight snack) needs. Trust us, The Son of a Butcher won’t go bacon your heart.

A retail concept from Evans Meats and Seafood

Back in October, we found out that a Birmingham favorite Evans Meat and Seafood was opening a retail concept for Pepper Place. Wonder why Evans Meat and Seafood sounds familiar? They’re a local butcher that supplies popular restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and country clubs in the Magic City.

They’ve been in the meat business since the 1950s. James T. Evans Sr. started Southeastern Meats in the 1950s, and in 1998, Evans Meats and Seafood was established.

Welcome to Pepper Place

The Son of a Butcher
The Son of a Butcher at the Pepper Place. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Evans Meats and Seafood began offering curbside pickup. The success inspired them to open a retail concept to bring their amazing options to customers every day.

“People were really excited to be able to get top-quality meat without the middleman.”

Cliff Lawler, Co-Manager, The Son of a Butcher
You won’t brie-lieve this cheese selection. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Not a meat lover? You’ll still find something for all the cheese fanatics in your life. One of the co-managers is the former manager of the beloved Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions, a delish option that was open in The Pizitz a few years ago. It doesn’t get cheddar than recommendations from a real expert.

Here are the juicy details

Evans Meats and Seafood meat
Sons of Butcher. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Wanna know what you can expect from The Son of a Butcher? You’ll be able to buy top-quality meats, charcuterie options (AKA cured meats) and cheeses. Your grazing boards are about to level up. If you aren’t sure about what the best pairings are, Ryan Hagemann will give you recommendations.

Above all, they’re excited to offer the same tasty options you would find at your favorite restaurants.

“The thing that people kept coming back to was quality, quality, quality. We have close relationships with the people who bring us the product. I’ve met the people who do the buying for their facilities. These guys are super serious about what they do.”

Cliff Lawler, Co-Manager, The Son of a Butcher
  • Location: 2800 Third Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30AM-6:30PM | Saturday 8AM-4PM
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